Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Summer 2013

Journal or Book Title

Diversity and Democracy

Volume

16

Issue

3

Abstract

Throughout its history, American higher education has prepared students for principled citizenship in a democratic society. Yet in recent years, public critique has focused ever more sharply on higher education's role in fueling economic growth (National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement 2012). In the face of these pressures, several educational leaders and organizations, including the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), have called on colleges and universities to recommit to preparing students to become active workers and citizens. Fortunately, these are complementary goals. By helping students develop civic capacities like a sense of personal and social responsibility, higher education institutions can equip students to contribute to both civic and economic life

Comments

This article is published as Reason, R. D., & Braskamp, L. A. (2013, Summer). Surveying student perspectives to enhance civic and global learning. Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures, 16(3). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Association of American Colleges & Universities

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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